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Hans Reichenbach

1891 - 1953

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Hans Reichenbach (September 26, 1891 – April 9, 1953) was a leading philosopher of science, educator, and proponent of logical empiricism. He was influential in the areas of science, education, and of logical empiricism. He founded the Gesellschaft für empirische Philosophie (Society for Empirical Philosophy) in Berlin in 1928, also known as the “Berlin Circle”. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hans Reichenbach has received more than 215,543 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Hans Reichenbach is the 437th most popular philosopher (up from 476th in 2019), the 1,131st most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,232nd in 2019) and the 59th most popular German Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Hans Reichenbach ranks 437 out of 1,081Before him are Michel de Certeau, Étienne Gilson, Damascius, Eudemus of Rhodes, Hunayn ibn Ishaq, and Adolf von Harnack. After him are Francisco Ferrer, Pavel Florensky, Arnobius, Ouyang Xiu, Michel Serres, and P. D. Ouspensky.

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Among people born in 1891, Hans Reichenbach ranks 36Before him are Ole Kirk Christiansen, Frank Costello, Alexander Wienerberger, Michael Chekhov, Pier Luigi Nervi, and Cole Porter. After him are Max Amann, Otto Rasch, Bronislava Nijinska, Anton Dostler, Grant Wood, and Michael Polanyi. Among people deceased in 1953, Hans Reichenbach ranks 28Before him are Lionel Logue, Hugo Sperrle, Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick, Alice Prin, Ernst Zermelo, and Vsevolod Pudovkin. After him are Dylan Thomas, Ludwig Prandtl, Richard von Mises, Nikolay Zelinsky, Vera Mukhina, and Tazio Nuvolari.

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Among people born in Germany, Hans Reichenbach ranks 1,131 out of 6,142Before him are Countess Palatine Dorothea Sophie of Neuburg (1670), Franz Josef Strauss (1915), Hrotsvitha (935), Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752), Nicolaus Bruhns (1665), and Walther Flemming (1843). After him are Beate Klarsfeld (1939), Emil Erlenmeyer (1825), Charlotte Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1694), Leopold, Grand Duke of Baden (1790), Princess Cecilie of Baden (1839), and Frederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg (1732).


Among philosophers born in Germany, Hans Reichenbach ranks 59Before him are Johannes Althusius (1563), Paul Natorp (1854), Christian Thomasius (1655), Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach (1775), Carl Gustav Hempel (1905), and Peter Sloterdijk (1947). After him are Franz Rosenzweig (1886), Henry Suso (1295), Ernst Troeltsch (1865), Leo Strauss (1899), Karl Löwith (1897), and Karl-Otto Apel (1922).